Sen. Kamala Harris could be a 2020 Democratic presidential nominee
With much of the nation counting down the days until Donald Trump’s impeachment or the end of his presidential term (and hopefully avoidance of a second term), many members of the electorate are getting a better look at their 2020 presidential options.
As the Hill recently reported, Sen. Kamala Harris is expected to be one of many Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election. The publication reported that the Senator and former California attorney general is positioning herself for a chance at the White House.
While the senator has been criticized for some policy reversals and far from progressive moves as a district prosecutor, the Howard University and UC Hastings Law alumna is mostly known for affirming people of color, advocacy on behalf of immigrant groups, and bravery when addressing the National Rifle Association.
“We cannot tolerate a society and live in a country with any level of pride when our babies are being slaughtered,” Harris said after the Parkland shooting.
“She’s not only positioning herself to run for president but she is positioning herself to the progressive left, and one of the ways she’s been most effective at doing that is to pick a fight with the demons on the right,” Thad Kousser, a political science professor and department chair at the University of California, San Diego, told the Hill.
“Taking on Donald Trump as early and often as possible, and now second to Donald Trump is the NRA, and there’s no better foil than the NRA. That’s political gold for someone trying to establish a national reputation as a champion of the left,” he said.
Currently, Harris, Rep. Yvette Clark and several other Democrats are pushing to recognize the first Black woman elected to Congress, Shirley Chisolm who also became the first major-party Black candidate to pursue a presidential bid. In January, Harris and New Jersey Democratic. Sen. Cory Booker were appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee.